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  1. Landfill charge plan may get green light

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A landfill charging scheme for small-scale construction or renovation projects could be put in place in a little over a year, as the government appears to have achieved ... cash on behalf of construction contractors when disposing waste at landfills. But fears they would suffer serious losses if contractors failed to repay them prompted the drivers to blockade ...

  2. Cleaners dump dead civet cat in landfill

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Water Bay Road shortly after 2.30am yesterday. Cleaners from the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department were called in to pick up the animal. The body was taken to a landfill for disposal. ... gear, including masks and gloves. They should also spray disinfectants on a carcass before wrapping it in plastic and delivering it to a landfill for disposal. ...

  3. Legislator fears landfill fee law will not tackle illegal dumping

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Legislators will speed up scrutiny on a proposed law on landfill fees, striving to finish it by early June despite warnings that it lacks measures to address illegal ... legislative session ends in July. The bill aims to introduce charges of up to $125 per tonne of construction and demolition waste dumped in landfills. It is urgently required to address the mounting ...

  4. Landfill charges now required by law

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai New legislation on dumping of construction material hailed as a milestone to curb mounting waste Free dumping of construction waste in landfills will become history next ... said Hong Kong was one of the few developed economies that did not charge for waste disposal, although billions of dollars have been spent on landfills that are expected to last just six more ...

  5. Mounds of shredded IDs to dot landfill sites

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Immigration Department has already replaced 440,000 cards Landfill sites are expected to swell with mountain-high mounds of shredded old identity cards as the city-wide smart ... as such even though they have been shredded. Our contractors will then dispose of them [in landfills].' The Immigration Department started issuing smart ID cards last June for people who lost ...

  6. No time to waste in dealing with rubbish

    Posted Sep 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Greens call for ideas on better disposal as dumps fill at great rate Standing at the peak of the New Territories West landfill, 100 metres above sea level, ... 110 hectares, almost three times the size of the proposed West Kowloon cultural hub, the landfill is one of three city dumps- and one of the world's largest. About 690 trucks dump 6,500 ...


    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Development proposes a flat rate or volume-based charging. It offers three alternatives, faced with mounting waste that will engulf all landfills in up to 11 years. In an 'incremental scenario', charges based on a percentage of the rateable value of properties could be imposed on domestic and commercial waste. Landfills would be open only to specific types of waste and voluntary ...

  8. Recycling of bottles tops agenda

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... landfill sites. According to unofficial estimates, about 2 billion glass and plastic bottles are dumped every year but only a fraction- about 3 per cent- are recycled. But unlike other developed countries such as Japan and Germany, Hong Kong has no requirement for drinks makers to be responsible for their waste. Instead, most plastic and glass bottles are dumped in landfills ...

  9. First recycling scheme on discarded CDs

    Posted Jun 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A green group has launched Hong Kong's first recycling plan for unwanted compact discs, as CD use increases and landfill space shrinks. The plan organised by Friends of the Earth involves more than 200 housing estates, tertiary institutions and secondary schools, and aims to divert unwanted discs from landfills to recyclers. The programme is in response ...

  10. whats on

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... NOVEMBER 30 Turn Mobility into Profitability, organised by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, will introduce how to leverage the full potential of the latest mobile solutions. Inquiries: 2823 1210 Speaker: Director of Mobile Business Development of CSL, Dr Tony Seeto. DECEMBER 3 Waste to Energy- No Landfill and No Air Pollution, organised by the American Chamber ...




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